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Caption: DAFWA research officer Martin Harries says the GRDC-funded Focus Paddock project in WA has identified no adverse wheat productivity impacts of expanded canola plantings at the expense of legumes in crop and pasture sequences... In the northern region, two years of cereals-one year of lupins-one year of canola had an average GM of $280/ha.. Rotations with two years of canola and two years of cereals (W-C-W-C) were popular in the southern agricultural region and had an average GM of $340/ha..
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Caption: DAFWA research officer Martin Harries says the GRDC-funded Focus Paddock project in WA has identified no adverse wheat productivity impacts of expanded canola plantings at the expense of legumes in crop and pasture sequences... In the northern region, two years of cereals-one year of lupins-one year of canola had an average GM of $280/ha.. Rotations with two years of canola and two years of cereals (W-C-W-C) were popular in the southern agricultural region and had an average GM of $340/ha..
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Many growers have now come to realise that to manage resistant weeds takes a combination of a sound crop rotation, herbicides and non-herbicide weed management... Mr Newman, a weeds research officer with the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA), has led a nine-year, GRDC-funded survey into 31 'focus' paddocks on wheat farms across WA's northern agricultural region, where growers consider resistant weeds just another aspect of farming life. ".. The focus paddocks are skewed towards growers who had problems with resistant weeds and were motivated to do something about them...
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The root lesion nematode Pratylenchus neglectus has a more restricted distribution, detected in 38pc of paddocks and at populations representing a risk of yield loss in intolerant varieties in only five pc of the random paddocks surveyed... The fungal root pathogen Pythium was detected in 67pc of paddocks but was at low levels which presented a risk of yield loss in less than two pc of paddocks... "Growers need to be aware of the extent of risk present from various pathogens and to plan rotations " Dr Simpfendorfer said...
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Pre-seeding paddock sampling to detect the presence of soilborne diseases and pests takes on renewed importance this year... The recommendation to test suspect paddocks comes on the back of evidence of increased levels of fusarium crown rot, take-all, rhizoctonia bare patch and root lesion nematodes (RLN) across many parts of WA... The 2015 Agribusiness Crop Updates , hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) at Crown Perth on February 24 and 25, will have a major focus on the latest GRDC-funded research into control and management of soilborne pests and diseases...
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Pre-seeding paddock sampling to detect the presence of soilborne diseases and pests takes on renewed importance this year... The recommendation to test suspect paddocks comes on the back of evidence of increased levels of fusarium crown rot, take-all, rhizoctonia bare patch and root lesion nematodes (RLN) across many parts of WA... The 2015 Agribusiness Crop Updates , hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) at Crown Perth on February 24 and 25, will have a major focus on the latest GRDC-funded research into control and management of soilborne pests and diseases...
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In the lead-up to sowing this year, it is recommended growers undertake soil testing from paddocks suspected of having nematode damage in 2015 and then carefully plan crop types and varieties... What remains uncertain is whether RLN damage spiked last year in WA on the back of crops being moisture stressed at the end of the season, or whether numbers will keep rising in 2016... Dr Collins says a run of conducive seasons favourable to RLN and increasing use of canola in crop rotations is likely to be contributing to rising nematode numbers across much of WA. She says the host range for nematodes is broad and includes cereals, oilseeds, grain legumes, pastures and many broadleaf and grass weeds...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
The use of a mouldboard plough with a skimmer attached, that fully inverts the soil to bury weed seeds from on or near the surface to a depth of 15 cm or more, would result in a dramatic reduction of seedling emergence for the majority of weed species... Crop Updates is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation 282.. We still have many years ahead of growers experiencing the hardships of resistant weed management before they turn the corner and get on top of the problem...
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In the northern agricultural region of WA in 2010 it became very apparent that the growers with low weed seed banks were able to start dry sowing early without the need to wait for a weed germination... The growers have very few livestock and are sowing the entire farm to crop... To sow a large area of crop, early, the only way to succeed is to practice integrated weed management to achieve a very low weed seed bank...
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Continuous cereal cropping in the Mallee region in the past decade has caused high nitrogen requirements; Mallee Sustainable Farming is helping growers unlock practical ways to relate research to their own properties.. Helping grain growers better understand different soil types is at the core of 'focus paddock' research being run by Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF)... The focus paddocks have been integral in helping MSF grower members to apply the findings of the CSIRO research and improve water use efficiency (WUE) practices on-farm...
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